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  • This electric double-decker bus delivers exceptional drive performance. Embedded with proprietary solutions including ‘Switch iON’ to enable remote, real-time diagnostics and monitoring as well as world-class digital battery management tools.
  • Powered by a 231 kWh capacity, 2-string, liquid-cooled, higher density NMC chemistry battery pack with a dual gun charging system. This enables the Switch EiV 22 to have a range of up to 250km for intra-city applications.
  • Switch EiV 22 has a lightweight rollover-compliant bus body and is easy to maneuver. Turn tight corners and navigate congested traffic conditions with ease.

SWITCH EiV 22 Double Decker Electric Bus 

Switch Mobility Ltd (‘Switch’), the next-generation, carbon-neutral electric bus, and light commercial vehicle company, today unveiled India’s first and unique electric double-decker air-conditioned bus – Switch EiV 22.

Designed, developed, and manufactured in India and utilizing Switch’s global electric bus experience, Switch EiV 22 is equipped with the latest technology, ultra-modern design, highest safety, and best-in-class comfort features. The renewed iconic double-decker bus is designed to revolutionize public transportation in the country and will set new standards in the intra-city bus market.

The Switch EiV 22 is a significant achievement in terms of packaging, making it the world’s first – semi-low floor, air-conditioned, an electric double-decker with a wider door on the rear overhang and a rear staircase. The double-decker has a lightweight aluminum body construction, which offers a higher passenger-to-weight ratio and a competitive cost per km, per passenger.

Read more: Switch launched next-generation Electric Bus Platform

Shri. Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India, said, “There is a need to transform the country’s transport system from a long-term perspective. With a focus on reforming urban transport, we are trying to build a low footprint and high passenger density integrated EV mobility ecosystem. The government’s vision and policies are supportive of EV adoption with growing consumer demand for greener solutions. I would like to congratulate Switch Mobility, a subsidiary of Ashok Leyland, for being the one to revive the double-decker and remain committed to introducing new technologies for the benefit of passengers and society, at large.”

 Technical Specifications 

  • Product EiV 22 – Double Decker
  • Application City / Mofussil / Tourist
  • Motor Permanent Magnet Synchronous AC Motor; 235 KW Peak, 140 KW
    Continuous, 3100 Nm Peak
  • Battery Technology Advanced Lithium-Ion NMC chemistry with Modular battery options
  • Suspension Front: Weveller Suspension; Rear: Air Suspension
  • Brakes Disc Brakes at Front & Drum at Rear
  • Door Locations FOH / ROH
  • Range Up to 250KMs in a day with opportunity charging;
  • Charging Time 1.5 – 3 Hours
  • Floor Height 900 mm
  • Height 4750 mm
  • Length 9800 mm
  • Width 2600 mm
  • Wheel Base 4860 mm
  • Seating Capacity 65+D


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